It goes towards zero at 6 years old. It’s very important for the child to get eye exams at least once a year after age 3 years old.
If the child is -0.50 or higher in myopia (nearsightedness) at 6 years old, it’s normal for the eye to grow -0.50 per year.
If the eye grows -0.50 a year, they can grow -1.00 a year during puperty age (11-18).
It’s a critical to start doing myopia control if myopia starts before age 10. Even if the eye only grows -0.50 a year, they can get over -5.00 after 10 years. By age 20 years old, they can have -5.00. It can continue to grow while they are in university. It would likely stop growing after they finished school.
It’s considered early onset if myopia started before age 10. So let’s get they in proper eye care by an Optometrist, and start monitoring the progressions early.
可能最后会超过 -5.00， 会增加视网膜脱落的机会。
Dr. Yan L. Liang, OD
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